Huhne and Pryce freed from jail

Vicky Pryce has been freed from East Sutton Park prison in Kent after serving a quarter of an eight-month jail term for taking speeding points for her ex-husband, former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne.

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Vicky Pryce issues statement following prison release

Vicky Pryce's lawyer Robert Brown has read a statement to waiting reporters on behalf of the mother-of-five, following her release from prison.

He said: "Vicky Pryce is very pleased to be home and back with her family. She is grateful for all the support she has received from everyone whilst in prison, including her fellow residents and prison staff.

Vicky Pryce returns to her home in Clapham, London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images.

"She now intends to spend time with her family and looks forward to returning to her career as an economist."

Pryce, who will have to wear an electronic tag, has ideas to write about the economics of the criminal justice system, combining her economic expertise with her experience behind bars, but has not so far written a book on it, according to Mr Brown.

The Greek-born economist was jailed after being convicted of perverting the course of justice after a retrial at Southwark Crown Court.

During her trials, the court heard she had revealed the speeding points scandal to newspapers in 2011 in a bid to "nail" her ex-husband, who had left her the previous year for PR adviser Carina Trimingham.

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Aitken: 'Coming out of prison is harder than going in'

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has been released from prison after serving eight weeks of an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice.

Huhne was the first former cabinet minister to be jailed since Tory MP Jonathan Aitken in 1999. Speaking to Daybreak, Mr Aitken said:

"I think that a political career is the least likely future for him but it will take a little time to settle down, I often say coming out of prison is harder than going into prison.

"You have to get your orientation points right, you have to find out who your real friends are, you have to start looking for a job and it's all a bit disorientating."

Chris Huhne released from prison

Chris Huhne Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Former Cabinet minister and Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has been released from Leyhill Prison in Gloucestershire after serving 62 days of an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice.

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